Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Dorothy Must Die

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. 

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

This sounds AH-MAZING. I love retellings, but I've started to get bored with all the Fairy Tale ones out there, which is why I am so happy that retelling classics is getting more popular! I've seen Wicked, but as far as books go I've only read one other Wizard of Oz retelling,and it was more of a prequel than a sequel, so this will be a new bookish experience for me and I can't wait! I am thinking of buying it when it comes out, which I usually don't do for an author who's new to me, but I just can't wait. 

What about you guys? Are you anticipating anything this week? Comment below!


  1. lol I'm featuring this book next week actually :D I love the idea of turning Dorothy into a evil manipulative power head and her loyal squad now all malicious. Definitely not conventional!

  2. Ooooh, yes please! I'm excited for this one.

    1. Lol I am so excited for April to come! I think it comes out on the first? So close, yet ao far away!

  3. Besides the fact that it's a re-telling (I love re-tellings too!), I really like the tweaks to the storyline. And the cover. I heart the cover.

  4. I'm not really a huge Wizard of Oz fan, but I do love re-tellings. I've seen a lot of hype about this one though!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. I like the movie better than the book (which is not something i usually say) but for some reason I LOVE every single retelling if the tale that I have seen/read so far. :) thanks for commenting!

  5. I love fairy tale retellings. This one has gotten a lot of hype.

    Books of Love

  6. I picked this last week! I sincerely can not wait to get my hands on it!

  7. What a choice - it sounds really exciting
    I hope, you'll enjoy it


  8. This was my post a couple weeks ago, and I am soooo ready to read it! Hoping to get to borrow a friend's ARC this weekend. Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier.

  9. OMG I LOVE the Wizard of Oz (hence my blog name).. I will be adding this to my must read list.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS


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